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by rogerdean
Tue May 15, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Booting Pi using USB flash dirve
Replies: 4
Views: 1554

Re: Booting Pi using USB flash dirve

Have a search of the forums - Joe's way has been done (including by me)
by rogerdean
Sun May 13, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run the OS & store the file system
Replies: 35
Views: 10428

Re: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run t

It didn't for me - fine for the first couple of boots then perpetual freezing in the GUI, constant disk accessing. May have been swap-related
by rogerdean
Sun May 13, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run the OS & store the file system
Replies: 35
Views: 10428

Re: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run t

Thanks Hexxeh, that looks a great tool. I think it wouldn't work for this use case as, in order to access / on the hard drive on first run, the USB-fixed kernel must already be there, right? In my ignorance I just updated kernel.img, not the other files - it worked but I'm sure it'd be best to compl...
by rogerdean
Sun May 13, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Setting 24 bit colour depth
Replies: 7
Views: 5767

Re: Setting 24 bit colour depth

Hello dom
I got XBMC from debian-multimedia repo, squeeze section. Maybe I should get a more recent version?
Roger
by rogerdean
Sat May 12, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Setting 24 bit colour depth
Replies: 7
Views: 5767

Re: Setting 24 bit colour depth

Hello folks

XBMC tells me it needs 24 bit colour depth – can anyone advise how I set this in Squeeze?

Many thanks

Roger
by rogerdean
Sat May 12, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run the OS & store the file system
Replies: 35
Views: 10428

Re: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run the OS & store the file system

<t>Ok, I've done it. The secret was, as in so many places on these forums, that my power supplies (cellphone chargers) just weren't giving enough power for the portable hard drive. I had 3, one powering the Pi, one powering the USB hub, and one powering the hard drive through a split cable. Not good...
by rogerdean
Fri May 11, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run the OS & store the file system
Replies: 35
Views: 10428

Re: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run the OS & store the file system

<t>I updated the kernel just on the SD, because that's the booting partition. The small boot partition on the USB stick won't be used at all, I think.<br/> <br/> It was indeed much faster for a couple of boots, then I get constant freezing and swap access, so it's not quite the end of the road yet!<...
by rogerdean
Fri May 11, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: External Hard Drive - Kernel Panic
Replies: 16
Views: 6030

Re: External Hard Drive - Kernel Panic

<r>Great. I wonder if you've thought of trying to boot with / and swap on the external drive? If it works it should give a pretty huge performance boost. I've managed it with a flashdisk, as per this thread<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.raspberrypi.org/for.....ile-system">http://www.raspberrypi.or...
by rogerdean
Fri May 11, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: External Hard Drive - Kernel Panic
Replies: 16
Views: 6030

Re: External Hard Drive - Kernel Panic

Same issues here, even with the hard drive having an external power supply. Has anyone successfully connected a USB hard drive to a Pi?
by rogerdean
Fri May 11, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run the OS & store the file system
Replies: 35
Views: 10428

Re: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run the OS & store the file system

Squeeze. Sounds like you folks are doing exactly what I did. The mysteries of Pi. Good luck...
by rogerdean
Thu May 10, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run the OS & store the file system
Replies: 35
Views: 10428

Re: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run the OS & store the file system

There are 2 partitions on your SD card, you need to find the smaller one (79MB) both cmdline.txt and kernel.img are there
by rogerdean
Thu May 10, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run the OS & store the file system
Replies: 35
Views: 10428

Re: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run the OS & store the file system

<r>Ok, got it working! You need the new kernel from here -<br/> <br/> <URL url="https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/blob/master/boot/kernel.img"><LINK_TEXT text="https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware ... kernel.img">https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/blob/master/boot/kernel.img</LINK_TEXT...
by rogerdean
Thu May 10, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run the OS & store the file system
Replies: 35
Views: 10428

Re: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run the OS & store the file system

No, doesn't like it much. Boot hangs at -

scsi 0:0:0:0: Direct-Access   Kingston DataTraveler G3    1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS

And I can't get my USB hard drive to pick up at all, even when hot-plugging into a booted GUI. Separate issues though I guess
by rogerdean
Thu May 10, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run the OS & store the file system
Replies: 35
Views: 10428

Re: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run the OS & store the file system

I'm trying it out now, but presumably we'd need to use not -

Edit the cmdline.txt to show root =dev/sda1 instead of root=mmcblk0p2

but -

Edit the cmdline.txt to show root =dev/sda2 instead of root=mmcblk0p2

Will report back...
by rogerdean
Thu May 10, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run the OS & store the file system
Replies: 35
Views: 10428

Re: Booting from the SD card, but using a USB stick to run the OS & store the file system

Yes, I'd like to move / and swap to a USB hard drive. Any advice appreciated...
by rogerdean
Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 1440x900 with Debian6-19-04-2012 broken
Replies: 12
Views: 3936

Re: 1440x900 with Debian6-19-04-2012 broken

Thanks very much indeed dom, same problem, same solution, all well

Roger
by rogerdean
Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: 1440x900 with Debian6-19-04-2012 broken
Replies: 12
Views: 3936

Re: 1440x900 with Debian6-19-04-2012 broken

Same story here - Samsung telly via HDMI. Here's edid.dat http://dl.dropbox.com/u/981187/edid.dat

Am having so much fun with this...
by rogerdean
Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Not booting up, stuck on Power LED, no OK LED.
Replies: 48
Views: 11213

Re: Not booting up, stuck on Power LED, no OK LED.

If you want a laugh, my schoolboy error was dd-ing the zip file instead of the .img. All fine now...
by rogerdean
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Not booting up, stuck on Power LED, no OK LED.
Replies: 48
Views: 11213

Re: Not booting up, stuck on Power LED, no OK LED.

RS, yes, but hopefully there's something simple we're missing...
by rogerdean
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Not booting up, stuck on Power LED, no OK LED.
Replies: 48
Views: 11213

Re: Not booting up, stuck on Power LED, no OK LED.

Same story here I'm afraid - red power LED is on but nothing else and nothing on the HDMI screen. I have a 700mA power supply and have tried a class 2 Sandisk and a class 4 Kingston.

We'll get there!

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